PROGRAMMES

Australian Recovery Centres programmes show you how your  mind works, so you can understand your unique addictive patterns and how they keep you stuck.

Please note that retreats will recommence mid-2020  

 

The InterACT programme

Giving this programme a home was the driving force behind establishing the charity Australian Recovery Centres. (See video in about us)


It is our signature programme, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their own daily recovery plan to prevent relapse into obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour that undermine their mental, physical and general well-being.  The InterACT programme combines psycho-education, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and behaviour modification.


The approach is based on the InterACT Therapy Program devised by Psychologist Jim Maclaine in the 1980’s. A program that successfully treated thousands of Australians with addictions and emotional disturbances for several decades in accredited private hospitals (Lake, M. 2014)

Melinda Lake and Jim Maclaine 

How long is the programme?

You will arrive sometime on a Friday and stay until the following Saturday or Sunday.  It takes 9 nights / 8 days to be taken through the programme.  This short-term intensive therapeutic retreat is followed by a comprehensive Continuation of Care package.

How many people are
in the group?

The maximum number of participants is nine.

There are seven single ensuite rooms and one double room at the centre.
 

Will there be any individual attention?

Yes.

Is the programme
class-room based?

There is a combination of psycho-education/teaching classes in the newly built therapy centre.
In addition there are process/ therapy groups and outdoor activities such as bush-walking, mindfulness meditation, art and music therapy.

 
What will i take home?

As a participant you will come away from the eight days with a tailor-made recovery plan co-created by you and the clinical team.
You will be supported by a community of like-minded people and benefit from the peaceful influence of the mountain environment.

Is there a continuation of care after the retreat
is over?

Yes.  All participants will be encouraged to use our specially designed app to upload a simple daily recovery message and connect with the Australian Recovery Community.  
There will be the option of attending fortnightly alumni meetings either in person at various locations around Sydney or via Skype groups.

Empathy

Re–Training

Do you find you are unable to get your needs met in relationships?
Do you have difficulty getting your message across or being understood?
Are you at times confused by other’s reactions?

 

Empathy re-training is a form of group therapy that gives each member insight into how they relate to other people.

 
There are often discrepancies between how a person unconsciously reacts and what they allow the world to see, just as there are often discrepancies between how we see ourselves and how other people experience us.  The greater these discrepancies, the greater the sense of disconnectedness in relationships and with the world.

 

Australian Recovery Centres mission is to increase connectedness amongst people and the world.

The approach is based on Dr. Irvin Yalom, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. 

 

 

 
How long is the Empathy
Re-training programme?

You would arrive sometime on a Thursday afternoon or evening and stay until Sunday afternoon.  It takes 3 days / nights to undertake this intensive training course.  There are seven group sessions and three individual sessions per course.

How many people are in a group?

The maximum number of participants is eight. There are eight ensuite queen rooms.

What will I take home?

As a participant you will take home:

A greater understanding of how you are perceived by others.

How to communicate your needs in such a way that other people you care about will hear you.

What gets in the way of recognising why your loved one may be withdrawing or wanting more.

Empathy

Re–Training for Management Success

 

Are relational issues undermining your ability to meet  KPI’s?
Are you failing to address staff problem behaviours in a timely and effective manner?
Could you make your expectations clearer?
Could taking other perspectives into account make you a more attractive leader? 

 

These and a myriad of other insights are available to meet your specific requirements during the Empathy Re-training for Management Success.


Aside from the obvious knowledge base necessary to manage within your particular industry, a manager’s greatest skill is the ability to navigate the emotional landscape of their staff.  Empathy Re-training for Management Success is a form of group therapy that gives you insight into how you are perceived as a leader, and how to increase your emotional intelligence to generate loyalty and motivate performance.

 

 

 
How long is the Empathy
Re-Training for Management Success Programme?

You would arrive sometime on a Friday afternoon or evening and stay until Sunday afternoon.  It takes 2 days /3  nights to undertake this intensive training course.  There are six group sessions and one individual session per course with the opportunity for further individual follow-up via Skype at a later time.

How many are in the group?

The maximum number of participants is eight. There are eight ensuite queen rooms.

What will I take home?

As a participant you will take home a greater understanding of how you influence others:


Which methods of communicating generate a greater willingness in others to follow your lead

What you need to practise to prevent defense mechanisms from skewing your perception and blocking your empathy.